January 27, 2024 1 min read
1. This video of a 91-year old will make you feel....
Next time you think you don't have enough energy, just watch this. She is 91.
2. Knocked down by terrorists, he answered back.
Bill Iffrig was 78 years old, a Geezer Jock, running in the Boston Marathon, when he was blown off his feet by the terrorist bombing April 15, 2013.
Bill got up and finished the race and became a national symbol of resilience.
Iffrig died January 8. He was 89. Here is the story and the iconic photo that rallied a city.
3. Turtles and longevity
In case you are thinking you are the oldest and slowest creature out there, and a tad overweight, a fun fact about a turtle that is slower, older, and fatter than you.
"A leatherback sea turtle that washed up on a beach in Wales in the UK in 1988 was the largest sea turtle ever recorded at a massive 2,019 pounds and was estimated to be around 100 years old. Scientists were fairly certain of the age of this sea turtle due to its massive size and it is possibly the most reliable record as one of the oldest sea turtles in the world. This huge sea turtle was preserved and has been on display in the National Museum of Wales since 1990."
And this Welsh turtle was not even the champion of longevity says Smithsonian Magazine. This story is about a turtle born in 1832.
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